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Valentine Delawarr

Working circa 1880's - 1900


The landscape painter and Dutch émigré Valentine Delawarr worked in New South Wales, Tasmania, New Zealand and Western Australia between the 1880s and 1900s. In the early 1890s Delawarr moved into a studio at 112 Hunter Street, Sydney, after a studio in the same building had been vacated by landscape and portrait painter Gladstone Eyre, whose landscape paintings resemble Delawarr's, in both style and subject matter. Later, Delawarr was working in the 24 Bond Street building where cartoonist Livingston "Hop" Hopkins (and, much later, photographer Max Dupain) also had a studio. Delawarr exhibited in the third annual exhibition of the Western Australian Society of Arts in 1898. His oil paintings, many featuring reflections in water, are painted in a contemporary Dutch manner. His work was seen in The Colonial Eye at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1979. At nearly 120 years old this view of Mullet Creek, Dapto is a rare and early view of this region.


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Valentine Delawarr art

signed lower left



Artwork Title:
Mullet Creek near Dapto Illawarra
oil on board
44.5 x 34 cm

signed lower left



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